WINNER -2015 Ted Schmitt Award for world premiere of an outstanding new play, Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle
Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
"No matter the topic at hand, Ms. Callaghan's writing, whether in plays like 'Roadkill Confidential' and 'That Pretty Pretty,' or the cable series 'Shameless' and 'The United States of Tara,' is florid and highly flammable.... Themes and fixations crash together like vehicles in a multicar pileup." - The New York Times, Read More
"They paint with broad and colorful strokes in Callaghan's new fantastical play....each eye-catching contour proves to be much more than simple decoration, driving decisively toward the play's bold dissection of beauty, self-worth, and human connection." - TheatreMania, Read More
"You may have seen your share of makeovers, but nothing like the one Sheila Callaghan inflicts on her heroine in Everything You Touch, her lushly written dark comedy world-premiering at Boston Court Performing Arts Center." - Los Angeles Times, Read More
"...[Sheila Callaghan's] new Everything You Touch may be the breakthrough work Callaghan's admirers have been waiting for: A brash, even commercial, elaboration of her universal themes in their most complex and daredevil manifestations yet...this thought-provoking play takes its themes of thwarted intimacies to exciting, dramatically vivid, places to impart fresh discernment to the alienation playing within and without us all." - Hollywood Reporter, Read More
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Beauty and Standards: EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH
by Coryn Rose Carson
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Present Day, 1970s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: Victor’s 1970’s boutique and workroom.
Several locations along Jess’s trip from home to Little Rock, Arkansas.
- Features / Contains: Elaborate / High Volume Costumes
VICTOR - A 70's fashion designer / figment of Jess's imagination
ESME - Victor's muse
LOUELLA - Cheerful, Southern tourist in Victor's studio
JESS - A self-loathing computer programmer
LEWIS - Jess's co-worker
MODEL 1 - Clothing model for Vincent, also acts as personification of Jess's subconscious and various inanimate objects
MODEL 2 - Clothing model for Vincent, also acts as personification of Jess's subconscious and various inanimate objects
MODEL 3 - Clothing model for Vincent, also acts as personification of Jess's subconscious and various inanimate objects
- Multicultural casting
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Everything You Touch premiered in co-production with Rattlestick Playwright's Theater in New York City in February of 2015 and the Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, California in April of 2015 under the direction of Jessica Kubzansky.